HL Deb 05 October 1998 vol 593 c70WA
Lord Sefton of Garston

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will call in any proposal to develop the car park at Vauxhall Bridge with a view to ensuring that it does not conflict with their aim to solve the problem of traffic congestion. [HL3196]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)

The extant outline planning permission for mixed use development of the Effra site at Vauxhall was granted by the Secretary of State for the Environment in November 1995 following a public inquiry. The likely traffic generated by the development was considered at the inquiry. The inspector concluded that this was not a reason to reject the proposals but he recommended that details of the access to and from the site should be the subject of detailed approval. Applications for this and other reserved matters are currently under consideration by my right honourable friend the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, and the London borough of Lambeth.

My right honourable friend will consider whether to call in any further planning applications made in respect of the site by looking at the issues raised by each case.